Access Management refutes AfriForum's allegations about NMB stadium contract

JUNE 29, 2016

Access Facilities and Leisure Management, the operators of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, have denied allegations of what AfriForum Port Elizabeth claimed was "the irregular extension (by way of Deviation)" by the Metro of the company's contract in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday.

"We will present our side in terms of the Rules of Court and we have ample evidence to refute the allegations of Afriforum – however we are unwilling to fight this very complex legal case in the media, where the facts and complexities can easily be distorted," explained Chantal du Pisani, the Chief Executive Office at Access Facilities and Leisure Management, in a statement.

"We will leave it to the courts to decide based on evidence and reason.

"Regarding all procurement decisions taken by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, we refer all queries to the municipality," she said.

"We maintain that we have always acted in accordance with instructions received during the ordinary course of our business and with due consideration of the contractual obligations that exist between the ourselves and the Municipality."

Related: AFRIFORUM PE TAKES METRO TO HIGH COURT OVER MANDELA BAY STADIUM CONTRACT EXTENSION